Editor, Plastics Recycling World Magazine
David is a business editor who has worked at leading international publications, including European Plastics News, PRW, Metal Bulletin and Petroleum Economist.
In an editorial career which started in 1991, his experience in addition to business journalism has covered international conferences and exhibitions, as well as awards and other events.
From 2003 to 2017, David worked on PRW and European Plastics News (relaunched as Plastics News Europe), leading publications and online news services for plastics manufacturers. The two publications were sold by Emap to Crain Communications in 2007. He also played an integral part in the launch of successful events, including Plastics Design & Moulding exhibition, Product Design + Innovation conference and Plastics Recycling Show Europe.
David’s knowledge of other global industries comes from eight years of experience as an editor on metals and mining publication Metal Bulletin, and a three-year spell writing about the oil and gas industries for Petroleum Economist.
He attained a BA in English Language and Literature from King’s College London, University of London.
1 June 10:15-11:00
The impact of current and future regulations for the plastics recycling industry: including the EU sponsored Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA), eco-modulation of EPR fees, single use plastics and the Circular Economy Package
1 June 14:50-15:35
Creating a culture of recycling: exploring solutions to increase plastic recycling rates and sustainability
2 June 10:15-11:00
The future of plastic packaging recycling - what further hurdles still need to be overcome?
EuPC (European Plastics Converters)
Ignacio Franco Costas
Sogapol (member of Group Valtalia)
Head of Sales
Recycling and Recovery, BeNeLux-Germany, Director Business Innovation
Casper van der Meer
Industrial Design Engineer and Co-founder
Better Future Factory
Global Positioning and Advocacy Circular Economy
Founder and CEO
Ecowise Waste Management
EXPRA (Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance)
External Affairs Director
Director, EHS Regulatory
Steptoe & Johnson